The maximum number of hours a student may enroll in during a given semester is determined by whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, as per below.

  • Both the Course Request and DROPADD web process check for the defined maximum hours of enrollments.
  • Going above these maximums requires the academic dean's permission (graduate dean for graduate students).
  • Undergraduates may enroll without permission in 19 hours; graduates, 18 hours in a regular term.
  • Summer maximums are 9 and 6 respectively.

Contact Information


Our office is located in Student Services Building, Suite 250. Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with the exception of holidays.

Office of the University Registrar (MC 0134)
Student Services Building, Suite 250, Virginia Tech
800 Washington St., SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone: (540) 231-6252

Email: registrar@vt.edu